Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics (video)

liquid electronics

Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.

They envision their all-liquid material could be used to construct liquid electronics that power flexible, stretchable devices. The scientists also foresee chemically tuning the tubes and flowing molecules through them, leading to new ways to separate molecules or precisely deliver nanoscale building blocks to under-construction compounds. Continue reading “Researchers 3D print all-liquid material that could be used to construct liquid electronics (video)”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner

FARO

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About FARO
FARO® is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology.
The company develops and manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes FARO as Bronze Partner”

Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, TU Delft

Dolores Hilhorst

Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, PhD Candidate, TU Delft at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Various Additive Manufacturing systems are capable of fabricating objects that consist of multiple materials. Among these systems are multi-extruder FDM machines, which can repeatedly switch between different filaments within a single build.  In this presentation, opportunities and challenges related to multi-material FDM 3D printing are briefly addressed: What possibilities does multi-material FDM offer in terms of material combinations and heterogeneous structures? For which applications would multi-material FDM be interesting? And how can designers model multi-material objects that are to be 3D printed? Continue reading “Multi-Material FDM 3D Printing – Presented by Dolores Hilhorst, TU Delft”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor

Accelerate3

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor

About Interreg project “Accelerate3”
In Accelerate3, project partners Chemelot Research Facilities BV, Centexbel, KU Leuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk and TUA West join forces in the development of bio-based materials for Additive Manufacturing. In this way, the project wants to strengthen the specific expertise and test infrastructure with regard to 3D printing from Dutch Limburg and West Flanders. Both regions have a similar economic mix, the majority of which are small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, they face similar challenges and are active in the field of Additive Manufacturing, with complementary specializations, from polymer formulations to processing to material characterization. Cross-border clustering allows SMEs and SMEs active in Additive Manufacturing to grow in both regions; thanks to Accelerate3, they can count on an extensive and complementary range of test and research infrastructure. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Interreg project “Accelerate3” as Exhibitor”

TU Wien Spin-Off Cubicure introduces new 3D Printing materials

3D Printing materials

While 3D printing technology has been responsible for many advances and inventions over the years, it’s not foolproof – some methods don’t produce items with the best material properties, and others result in surfaces that are rough and unclean. The Vienna University of Technology, better known as TU Wien, is responsible for many innovations in 3D printing materials. The university also generated a spin-off company, the startup Cubicure, which developed a new 3D printing technique called hot lithography.

TU Wien has spent years developing 3D printing processes, along with material mixtures that are well-suited for a wide variety of applications. Cubicure is a direct result of this research.

Dr. Robert Gmeiner, CEO of Cubicure, said, “3D printing already plays a key role in the production of prototypes or utility models. But even for all industrial products that are produced in small quantities or have to be tailored to the individual needs of the individual customer – such as components in the medical sector – the high-quality 3D printing offers great opportunities.” Continue reading “TU Wien Spin-Off Cubicure introduces new 3D Printing materials”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner

Northbridge

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About Northbridge
Northbridge is a young yet stable & fast growing 3D filament company, having started in 2013. We develop and manufacture a broad range of FDM filaments suited for demands from all kinds of users. Through continuous improvement in the manufacturing process and tracking test, our brands ‘Hatchbox’ and ‘Kexcelled’ products have already gained a worldwide reputation.

The key to excellent 3D printing is through matching the best quality filament with a good price. Let us help you to realize the 3d printing dream. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Northbridge as Start-Up Partner”

Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG

Rob Kleijnen

Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Laser sintering (LS) is a widely adopted additive manufacturing technology for the production of small-to-medium sized series of end-use parts. When developing new materials for this process, the most value can be created if the design freedom that additive manufacturing offers is taken into account. It is not sufficient to merely develop a material that can be processed well on a laser sintering machine. Only when material properties are tuned specifically with certain applications already in mind, a synergy between part functionality and material properties can be achieved.

About Rob Kleijnen
After his graduation from TU Eindhoven as chemical engineer, with specialization in polymers and composites, Rob Kleijnen started as scientific assistant at inspire AG in 2014. In this capacity, he has worked with various partners from industry on the development of new materials for SLS. Under the supervision of Prof. Konrad Wegener at the ETH Zürich, Rob is also working on a PhD thesis with the same topic. Continue reading “Application oriented design and development of laser sintering materials – Presented by Rob Kleijnen, inspire AG”

3D printed concrete walls more stable with mechanistic model developed by TU/e researcher

3D printed concrete walls

A professor of Applied Mechanics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a model for determining the dimensions and printing speeds needed to keep 3D printed concrete walls stable.

Construction 3D printing is an exciting area of additive manufacturing, but 3D printing with concrete-type materials doesn’t come without its problems. This is basically because 3D printed concrete is asked to do a lot more work than it is used to: while normal concrete deposited in formwork can harden over several weeks, 3D printed concrete needs to carry the burden of the next layer almost immediately after its deposition. Continue reading “3D printed concrete walls more stable with mechanistic model developed by TU/e researcher”

Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing – Presented by Kevin Eckes, Aerosint SA

Kevin Eckes

Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing – Presented by Kevin Eckes, Aerosint SA at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Selective laser sintering (SLS) and HP’s multi-jet fusion (MJF) are currently the most industry-focused additive manufacturing techniques. These powder bed fusion techniques are capable of small series production of parts with complex, overhanging, geometries. Still, they are limited by their ability to process a single material at once. Truly forward-thinking manufacturing should be focused on developing ways to fabricate complex, multi-material mechanical assemblies at once. In this talk I will present Aerosint’s selective powder deposition technology and its potential to enable industrial scale multi-material 3D printing. Continue reading “Selective powder deposition: bringing multi-material capability to industrial additive manufacturing – Presented by Kevin Eckes, Aerosint SA”

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Innovatieve Materialen as Media Partner

Innovatieve Materialen

3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Innovatieve Materialen as Media Partner. The event takes place on 17 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot, Geleen, The Netherlands.

About Innovatieve Materialen
Innovatieve Materialen is a trade magazine about new, sustainable and / or promising materials for the construction and civil engineering sectors.

Innovatieve Materialen is about new developments in the field of building materials, varying safety requirements to the most economical choice, from aesthetics to carbon footprint. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Conference welcomes Innovatieve Materialen as Media Partner”